Delhi, the capital of the Nation is undoubtedly one of the most powerful cities in the country. Though the city has the best of medical facilities, the urban poor population living in the capital faces a grim health situation, which does not get reflected in the commonly available health statistics.

The impoverished population of the city is vulnerable to health risks due to consequence of living in a degraded environment, inaccessibility to health care facilities, irregular employment and widespread illiteracy. Furthermore, a significant proportion of slums is not listed in the official records, and thus remains outside the purview of public health services. The gloomy health situation is reflected in the urban poor population of South Delhi. Communicable and vector borne diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue and chikungunya are prevalent in the region. Poor environmental conditions, overcrowding and malnutrition make the urban slums prone to communicable and vector borne diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria, dengue and chikungunya.


Project Highlights

  • Regular health checkups and pathological lab tests conducted in several OPDs organized in South Delhi.

  • Overcoming the social barriers, Smile Foundation reached out to a larger part of the urban poor population, which included 72% women beneficiaries.

  • Lab tests for blood group, hemoglobin, sugar and diseases like malaria, chikungunya and dengue were done for proper diagnosis of the patients.

  • Recorded data of the disease pattern indicates that people were treated for more than 14 prevalent diseases.

  • Filling the gap between the community and the government, patients were referred and also given information on government hospitals they could avail affordable medical services from.

  • The Smile Foundation Team conducted various awareness sessions on diseases like TB, HIV, RTI/ STI, and also basic health & hygiene for the community.

  • During the reporting period, eight street plays on various ailments and health issues like Swine Flu, Immunization, Institutional delivery, Sanitation and hygiene etc. were organized.

Impact

21,346 CHILDREN DIRECTLY PROVIDED EDUCATION THROUGH 120 CENTERS IN 21 STATES

50% OF TOTAL BENEFICIARIES ENROLLED WHERE GIRL CHILDREN, TO ENSURE A FAIR START FOR ALL

100% CHILDREN RECEIVED REGULAR NUTRITION & HEALTH CARE SUPPORT

100% TEACHER RECEIVED TRAINING IN INNOVATIVE TEACHING SKILLS


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